Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spiritual Rescue and the Fear of God

I meant to blog about this yesterday, but I really can't stay too long on the computer, so after doing one thing and another, I was already beginning to feel ill when I finally had time to make another post. It makes me wonder if I'll ever get around to doing my usual clicks, drops and comments.
Anyway, my devotional's text yesterday was Romans 3:10-22. The discussion mostly focused on how God offers spiritual rescue to everybody, even to the most undeserving (but, of course, we are all undeserving in the first place... click the link and you can read the actual piece). It reminded me of a song, which was on my playlist about 2 months ago (I refresh it regularly - so many good songs out there; I want to give them all a chance.):

The precious blood of Jesus Christ redeems
Forgiven I'm alive restored set free
Your majesty resides inside of me
Forever I believe
Forever I believe
Arrested by Your truth and righteousness
Your grace has overwhelmed my brokenness
Convicted by Your spirit led by Your word
Your love will never fail
Your love will never fail


I know You gave
The world Your only Son for us
To know Your name
To live within the Saviour's love
He took my place
Knowing He'd be crucified
And You loved
You loved a people undeserving

The thing is, when I read my Start! Bible, the study note focused on something else based on what it says on 3:18 ("There is no fear of God before their eyes." - this is also actually from Psalm 36:1). If I may quote Greg Laurie: "Every growing Christian must learn to fear God. The Bible speaks a lot about the fear of God, and as you read the passages you quickly realize it's not about being frightened by God or afraid of what He'll do to you. The fear of God speaks to a profound sense of awe and reverence, a wholesome dread of displeasing Him. This is why the Scripture says, 'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom'. If you can get this crucial attitude in place in your life, then everything else will quickly come into balance." That verse, Psalm 111:10, is one of those verses I've known since I was but a small child. People use the adjective "God-fearing" all the time, but I wonder if they actually understand what it means. I think God spoke to me through this very concise explanation. :)


Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Good stuff!

spinninglovelydays said...

Thanks :)

wintergurl said...

Thanks for sharing the nice and meaningful video .Brain wash me and made me felt better after listen and read ur posts .

GOD bless

spinninglovelydays said...

Glad it helped in some way :)